Early on in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 you will meet Shillshill at the Hillside Ferronis Hulk rest spot in the Aetia region, a conversation that will activate the Nopon Register standard quest.
Challenging you to location 19 Nopon caravans who are scattered throughout the entirety of Monolith Soft‘s Nintendo Switch exclusive JRPG, it isn’t surprising when you are told that “you can take your time with this one.”
You will find most of these Nopon caravans from story progression and natural curiosity to explore your surroundings, but we have listed the locations for them below:
|Shillshill||Aetia Region, Full||Hillside Ferronis Hulk|
|Kikinu||Fornis Region, Full||Bennel Cave Camp or Lake Rezzento Camp. Kikinu moves around the Fornis Region, so check any Rest Spot.|
|Miimo||Aetia Region, Full||Forward Post Camp|
|Sherolo||Fornis Region, Full||Desert Ferronis Hulk|
|Meemoo||Fornis Region, Full||Llyn Nyddwr Camp|
|Totutu||Fornis Region, Full||Seilas Terrace Camp|
|Redred||Fornis Region, Full||Tableland Ferronis Hulk|
|Zoka||Pentelas Region, Full||Ruins of Seebu Camp|
|Papana||Aetia Region, Full||Battlescar Ferronis Hulk|
|Aggroro||Pentelas Region, Full||Cascade Ferronis Hulk|
|Loloka||Pentelas Region, Full||Old Way Camp|
|Paroro||Pentelas Region, Full||Engardo Pass Camp|
|Memomemo||Pentelas Region, Full||Clifftop Ferronis Hulk|
|Bitbit||Keves Castle Region – Syra Hovering Reefs||Hovering Reef 2 Camp|
|Dumdum||Cadensia Region, Full||Atoll Ferronis Hulk|
|Hazidazi||Cadensia Region, Full||Corne Island Camp|
|Tamtam||Cadensia Region, Full||Sandbar Ferronis Hulk|
|Ruggyscruggy||Agnus Castle Region||Prison Camp (After completing Lost Stones side quest) or Death’s Door|
|Selfifi||Cadensia Region, Full||Inlet Camp|
|Momama||Aetia Region, Upper||Tsang Camp|
Upon completion, Shillshill will explain to you that each stone’s purpose is to determine what relationship the caravan Nopon would have with humans, stating: “It good test for Nopon caravans on how to be friendly with humans. Shillshill test every so often. Red is keeping distance. Blue is status quo. Yellow is for harmony.”
There is a Nopon caravan that you will encounter who has lost their stones, therefore tasking you with recovering them to then be able to choose a colour yourself. I didn’t find that this choice particularly mattered. In the end, my results were six red stones, six yellow stones and seven blue stones, and Shillshill remarked that she hadn’t noticed any change in the relations between the Nopon caravans and humans.
If you’re looking for more help with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, we also have guides for hunting down the game’s Unique Monsters, all about Gem Crafting, the amiibo rewards that you can receive, the game’s many cooking recipes, locations for Uniting the Seven Nopon, and what carries over to New Game Plus.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.